Hanging out on the border between Cepheus and Cassiopeia

September 28, 2019 - Reading time: ~1 minute

NGC 7822, Sharpless 171, Ced 214 region, along with the star cluster, Berkeley 59 at the top left. The bright core on the right is a massive star-forming complex that lights up most of the surrounding clouds of interstellar hydrogen and oxygen between Cepheus and Cassiopeia. 

Imaging notes: William Optics GT81 at f/4.7 with WO 0.8x Flat6A II, Astronomik Ha, OIII filters, Moonlite focuser, ZWO ASI120MM OAG, Imaging camera: ZWO ASI1600MM Pro cooled mono on an Orion Atlas EQ-G mount. Stacked in DSS, processed in PS CC 2019. Bi-color Ha and OIII, 13 x 300 second exposures for each filter.